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2011 Missouri Literary Festival: The Civil War
SRAC May 2011
in this issue
:: High Tea with Janis Cooke Newman
:: Somthing About MARY
:: 2011 Missouri Literary Festival Board
:: Our Generous Sponsors
Mary by Janis Cooke Newman Greetings!

        On behalf of former First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, the 2011 Missouri Literary Festival is pleased to invite you to High Tea with Janis Cooke Newman, author of Mary: Mrs. A. Lincoln. This special ticketed event will accommodate no more than 80 guests, and tickets are available exclusively from Literary Festival Board members. For more information, see the article below. For details on the festival and its events, please visit our website.

 

Janis Cooke Newman brings Mary Todd Lincoln to life in
Mary

 

Meet the author at High Tea with Janis Cooke Newman, Sept. 24 at The Creamery 

Mary Todd Lincoln
Mary Todd Lincoln | U.S. Library of Congress
         The 2011 Missouri Literary Festival: The Civil War is delighted to announce the availability of tickets to High Tea with Janis Cooke Newman, a special ticketed event to be held 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at The Creamery Arts Center.
        Guests will sit at glittering tables and sip tea from fine china as they fortify themselves with sandwiches and scones, all while listening to the author of Mary discuss her poignant work of historical fiction.
        While Mary Todd Lincoln's detractors portrayed her as unstable, demanding and self-centered, Newman reveals the complexities of a bright, ambitious, passionate and very misunderstood woman.
        Beginning in the asylum to which she was commited by her son, Mary shuttles between past and present as Newman brings Mary Todd Lincoln's human experience to the fore. Mary takes us through Lincoln's personal recollections -- from her Kentucky childhood through her marriage, the births and deaths of children, the Civil War, her husband's assassination and beyond.
        Tickets to High Tea with Janis Cooke Newman are $25 apiece, and only 80 will be sold. Tickets to the tea also provide general admission for all three days of the festival. Tickets may be purchased from any Literary Festival Board member, (listed top right) or contact Board Chairman William Brandon Bowman at (417) 865-0450.

 


Something About MARY 

What was the first lady to be dubbed "First Lady" like? Well, it's complicated

 

A Southern Belle 

The daughter of prominent Kentucky merchant and state senator Robert Smith Todd, Mary was a vivacious belle -- socially graceful, witty and fluent in French. Although raised in a household with slaves, she became a fierce abolitionist.  

 

An Educated Woman 

     Mary's schooling went well beyond the average for a women of her era, and she was an avid student of politics, serving as a trusted political advisor to her husband.

 

A Tragic Figure

The death of her mother when Mary was only 6 had a profound impact on her. Tragedy would fall upon her again and again with the deaths of three children, her husband's assassination and her battle with her only surviving son over her very freedom.

The 2011

Missouri Literary Festival Board


W.D. Blackmon, Ph.D.

William Brandon Bowman

Craig Anthony Carter

Sandra D'Angelo, Ed.D.

Jeanne Duffey

Kirk Elmquist

Clarissa A. French

Randal Fuller, Ph.D.

Judith Ann Gregg

Ted J. Hillmer

Randall N. Humphrey, Ed.D.

Leah Hamilton Jenkins

Kelly Knauer

Stephanie Stenger Montgomery

Kathleen O'Dell

Marilyn Quigley

Sarah Bowman Sandy

Michael Sowers

Charles A. Taylor, Ph.D.

Patricia Walker

 

Tickets to Tea with Janis Cooke Newman are available exclusively from Missouri Literary Festival Board members. For more information, contact Board Chairman William Brandon Bowman at (417) 865-0450.

Thank You to

Our 2011 Sponsors

 

Raj Anand, M.D.

Ross and Sally Ausburn

W.D. Blackmon, Ph.D.

William Brandon Bowman

Jason Brown

Virginia C. Bussey

Conco Companies

John and Janet Crow

Tom Finnie

Gary Funk, D. Ed.

Ted Hillmer

Sarah Hitesman

Cynthia Hollander

Hazelrigg, Roberts & Easley, P.C.

J. Terry Johnson

Ruth Kelley

Kelly Knauer

Irma J. Leidig

Richard, M.D. and Faye Loeb

Gordon McCann

Lynn Meinhardt

Stephanie Stenger Montgomery

Tad and Juli Moseley

Wally and Joyce Munden

Linda Peacock

Marilyn Quigley

William Garrett Piston, Ph.D.

and Nancy Wall Piston

Positronic Industries

Dale and Sarah Sandy

Sarah Sandy - Silpada Designs

James Sauer, M.D.,

and Peggy Sauer

Michael Sowers

Springfield/Greene County

Library District

Springfield/Greene County Parks

Mary Nell Stamatis

Ronald K. Stenger

Pamela Temple Tynes

Tal and Rosalie O'Reilly Wooten

Family Foundation

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Would you like to join our sponsors in supporting the 2011 Missouri Literary Festival: The Civil War? Please contact Board Chairman William Brandon Bowman at (417) 865-0450.

We look forward to seeing you in September!

 

Sincerely,

 

William Brandon Bowman, Chair | Leah Hamilton Jenkins, Vice Chair 

2011 Missouri Literary Festival:The Civil War 

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